China FM Wang, S.Korea's Moon discuss N.Korea

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has met South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Seoul after North Korea's firing of ballistic missiles.

Wang arrived in South Korea on Tuesday after touring Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore. He met South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong on Wednesday morning, before meeting Moon.

South Korea's presidential office says Moon sought China's cooperation in reopening talks with the North.

Wang reportedly expressed support for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and development of inter-Korean ties, and promised to continue playing a constructive role.

North Korea launched the missiles just before Wang and South Korea's foreign minister met over lunch.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency says Wang did not show China's stance on the launches.

Yonhap suggested that the firing during Wang's stay in South Korea could put Beijing in a difficult position at a time when the country's government is asking China to play a role for peace on the Korean Peninsula.